What Are Safe Routes to School?
The Maricopa Association of Governments Safe Routes to School Program consists of providing resources for schools and municipalities to administer Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives and activities such as:
- Crossing Guard Training Workshops
- Programming of Transportation Alternatives SRTS federal aid funding
- Administration of SRTS Studies Projects
This is an opportunity to work closely with your school, your community, and your local government to create a healthy lifestyle for children and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone.
Crossing Guard Workshops
The Maricopa Association of Governments works with cities and towns to improve road safety. Crossing Guard Workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards. This training is essential to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise the safety of K-8 school children or themselves while performing duties. The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. All K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.
2021 Crossing Guard Training Workshop
Due to the risks to public health caused by the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus at public gatherings, last year the Maricopa Association of Governments determined that meetings and events will be indefinitely held through technological means. We are confident that as a community we can work together to slow the spread while maintaining resources we provide.
The virtual format was well received for the 2020 Crossing Guard Training, therefore the 2021 workshop will also be virtual to continue limiting in-person meetings.
In anticipation of a time when all schools will be back in session, MAG has invited all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve school districts to register to attend one of two, two-hour Zoom webinar events that will be held on July 30, 2021 from 9-11am and from 1-3pm. Use this link to register for the morning session, and use this link to register for the afternoon session. We respectfully request that registration is complete no later than noon on July 29, 2021.
Be sure to register as an individual and not as a group. Each person who would like to attend a workshop must register individually.
A recorded version of the workshop, in both English and Spanish, will be available below in the “Videos” tab. The materials can be accessed at any time throughout the year to meet the individual needs of schools and school districts.
We look forward to a time when we can provide in person workshops. Until then, MAG will continue to provide the materials as a resource.
2021 TA SRTS Call for Projects
The 2021 TA-SRTS call for project applications will be issued in early August 2021 to align with the (TIP) Modal programming process in the fall of 2021. The TA-SRTS call for applications includes SRTS Studies and SRTS Support Activity projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.
The excel format applications for Priority One: SRTS Studies and Priority Two: SRTS Support Activity projects are available for download below.
FY 2025 TA SRTS Applications and Resources
If there are any questions, please contact Margaret Herrera at email@example.com or at (602) 254-6300.